Kathmandu: The Nepali version of a non-fiction book “Mend or End: Nepal in the eyes of a Chinese journalist” penned by a senior media professional at Xinhua News Agency has been published. Nepali version is entitled ‘Chiniya Patrakarkaa Aakhamaa Nepal.’ The English version of the book by Zhou Shengping, who has been living and working in Nepal for over a decade as Bureau chief of Xinhua News Agency in Kathmandu, was published in April 2021.
“I hope that Nepali version will help Nepali people understand China and Chinese perspective about their country in their own native language,” Zhou said.
Jhalanath Khanal, former Prime Minister of Nepal, Ganga Prasad Upreti, Chancellor of Nepal Academy and Yubaraj Sangroula, professor at Kathmandu School of Law have written forewords for the book.
The Nepali edition is divided into five chapters, namely politics, economics, culture and education, society and environment, and travel and tourism. In the over 240 pages book, the author has shared his personal experience and stories through the collection of already-published articles in both national and international media.
The Nepali version also includes perspectives on pressing issues like China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact of the US.
The book also covers various aspects of China-Nepal relationship which has entered into a strategic partnership level following the historic Nepal visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in October 2019. The author argues that Nepal has huge potential to reap benefits from the rise of China and India and transform itself into a dynamic bridge.
Besides Nepali politics, geopolitics and diplomacy, the author has shared his perspectives about Nepal’s economy, its setbacks and potentials.